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ballstothewall
01-14-2007, 11:48 AM
Heres some photos of the new dorm setup with the MTM's I made using Dayton Reference 7/Morel MDT29's. Sounds alright, need to do some more work to get them better, EQ, etc, etc.

MTM's are double layered 1/2" Birch ply with only .5" showing on the endgrain *PITA to make*. Build time was three days start to finish. Blah, blah, blah, on with the pictures for you visual people.

The ART SLA-1 is running the sub on one channel, the bass shaker on the other channel. The CX902 is on the mids, and the 1.0HV is on the tweets, DCX2496 pulling crossover duty.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/Dorm%20Setup/100_0305.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/Dorm%20Setup/100_0304.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/Dorm%20Setup/100_0307.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/Dorm%20Setup/100_0308.jpg

Sealed 10" Kicker.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/Dorm%20Setup/100_0312.jpg

jmanpc
01-14-2007, 11:49 AM
your dorm > mine

joetama
01-14-2007, 01:02 PM
Looks nice...

I would put the Powerlight on the mids...

I would say that your issues are more in the crossover settings than EQing them... Just give the mids and the tweeters room to work with out messing with each other and you should be fine. I have no doubt that EQing will be needed but don't over do it so you have that "hacked" pro audio sound....

joetama
01-14-2007, 01:02 PM
your dorm > mine

My dorm system > all....

;)

And I'm not talking about my current system... Because that's in an apartment.....

joetama
01-14-2007, 01:05 PM
Nevermind on the Powerlight on the mids... I was thinking it was more wattage than it was... But I just looked up the specs.... My bad....

ballstothewall
01-14-2007, 01:26 PM
Why would you want the powerlight on the mids?? I have the crossover at 1.96kHz or something with L-R 48dB slopes. What would you suggest?

ballstothewall
01-14-2007, 01:29 PM
Some build pictures...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/MTM%20build/P1010112.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/MTM%20build/P1010081.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/MTM%20build/P1010108.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/balls_to_the_wall/MTM%20build/P1010091.jpg

joetama
01-14-2007, 01:31 PM
Why would you want the powerlight on the mids?? I have the crossover at 1.96kHz or something with L-R 48dB slopes. What would you suggest?

I thought the powerlight was more power.... I was wrong... And you might try something like a 24 db and or 12 db slope so that the drivers can blend a little more, a harsh transition of drivers can give you some weird sounds...

Wanted to make sure you weren't doing something like PV and running first order at the same frequency...

ballstothewall
01-14-2007, 01:35 PM
Wanted to make sure you weren't doing something like PV and running first order at the same frequency...

Why run first when I have the capabilites to run three way 4th order?? :)

joetama
01-14-2007, 01:38 PM
Why run first when I have the capabilites to run three way 4th order?? :)

I am Judas I doubted you....

But you never know... I have seen odd many things on this forum...

:laugh:

btnhfan
01-21-2007, 10:28 PM
How much was the total?

mattmcss
01-21-2007, 10:30 PM
got clamps ?

97cavy
01-21-2007, 10:37 PM
Oh, you want to see a dorm system?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/97cavy/d3d4746f.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/97cavy/038a3c5e.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/97cavy/134e00eb.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/97cavy/73992abe.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/97cavy/4741fe87.jpg

They HATED this, i got 3 write ups in 19hrs and they MADE me take it home lol

thylantyr
01-21-2007, 10:45 PM
Heres some photos of the new dorm setup with the MTM's I made using Dayton Reference 7/Morel MDT29's. Sounds alright, need to do some more work to get them better, EQ, etc, etc.

Polyfill or equivalent in the box ?

Add a ~15mS delay on mid and tweeter DCX output for an effect. 5mS - 25mS might give you a 'concert hall' effect.

Do you have too much midrange sound in relation to bass due to bafflestep ?
http://sound.westhost.com/bafflestep.htm

if so, you can add an EQ setting for the mid output only -> LP setting, 6dB slope,
frequency = ~ 500hz, try +3dB boost.

These are just ballpark numbers as the DCX allows you to tweak settings.
I'd sweep the frequency from 200hz - 700hz to see how it sounds. Try 1, 2, 3
up to 6dB of boost. Whatever sounds good to you.

Dayton Reference 7" may have audible breakup modes beyond 2khz crossover
and you might hear is with a shallow slope, so I'd keep the 48dB/octave but
it's an easy experiment to try. I like Butterworth 3rd order, LR 4th order, and
LR 8th order soundwise.

joetama
01-21-2007, 10:46 PM
LOL awesome. 3 write ups in 19 hours... WOW.... That's more than I ever got in that short period of time..

req
01-21-2007, 11:40 PM
hahah that is sick :D

97cavy
01-21-2007, 11:42 PM
The building was all brick, it shook EVERYTHING. They "claimed" people 3 floors up could feel it, but i wanted proof, but they wouldnt let me crank it and go up

ballstothewall
01-21-2007, 11:53 PM
With my old setup you could tell 3 floors up.... That was without a subwoofer.

Needless to say I got multiple complaints that day.

acold7dusta
01-21-2007, 11:55 PM
awesome man, im starting to like home audio alot more than car audio, alot more natural and much less floor noise (esp at night)

joetama
01-22-2007, 12:37 AM
I like the new way of thinking there man....

Also like the words of wisdom below your user name...

B&W FTMFW!

acold7dusta
01-22-2007, 12:46 AM
I like the new way of thinking there man....

Also like the words of wisdom below your user name...

B&W FTMFW!

:D :toast:

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=209619

Eugenics
01-22-2007, 12:51 AM
What happened to your old setups?

joetama
01-22-2007, 01:00 AM
What happened to your old setups?

The only thing that would have been better is BOSE....

Man, I can't wait till the BOSE TV comes out....

Eugenics
01-22-2007, 01:03 AM
The only thing that would have been better is BOSE....

Man, I can't wait till the BOSE TV comes out....

I Hear they've been working on the ads for it.

joetama
01-22-2007, 01:04 AM
I Hear they've been working on the ads for it.

LOL.... Well I am looking forward to seeing the amazing research and development that goes into it, the ads that is....

ngsm13
01-22-2007, 01:06 AM
LOL.... Well I am looking forward to seeing the amazing research and development that goes into it, the ads that is....

Lawl.

nG

tommyk90
01-22-2007, 01:14 AM
While I actually never got written up for my dorm install, someone from 2 floors down and the other end of the building came to my room one day and nicely asked if I could turn it down. :laugh:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/tommyk90/dormsetup6.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/tommyk90/dormsetup.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/tommyk90/dormsetup1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/tommyk90/dormsetup4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/tommyk90/dormsetup5.jpg

Nothing extravagent or pricey, but it was pretty d*mn loud while maintaing pretty good SQ. I think the whole setup only cost me about $500.

joetama
01-22-2007, 01:16 AM
Are those Yamaha speakers? If not what are/were they?

Eugenics
01-22-2007, 01:21 AM
Are those Yamaha speakers? If not what are/were they?

They are, for shizzy.

tommyk90
01-22-2007, 01:28 AM
Are those Yamaha speakers? If not what are/were they?

Yeah, some yamahas I got quite a while back. $100 for the pair from best buy. :)

Seeing all these MTM setups really makes me want to build a nice new set of HT speakers though.

ngsm13
01-22-2007, 01:34 AM
Do it.

Feggy.

nG

tommyk90
01-22-2007, 01:36 AM
Do it.

Feggy.

nG

No money. :(

Car audio > home audio for me.

ballstothewall
01-22-2007, 09:13 AM
What happened to your old setups?

There at home sitting in a corner, my brother has the Walnut BLH's that I had for last year.